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McDonald's New Promotion: We'll Trade Our Fries For Your Love — Love might not be able to conquer all, or save ousted McDonald's CEO Donald Thompson's job. But for a limited time, it will be accepted, occasionally, as legal tender in exchange for a burger and fries at McDonald's outlets.

Apple Is Now So Huge That All The Other Giants Look Tiny — Apple's revenue in the last three months was $74.6 billion, an increase of $17 billion compared to the same period last year. In its 2014 fiscal year, Starbucks' total revenue was $16.4 billion. The company's quarterly net income rose to $18 billion, up from $13 billion a year ago.

8 Things We Learned About Shake Shack From Its IPO Filing — From Manhattan's unique love affair with the Shackburger to concerns about the fate of Moscow's Shake Shacks amid Western sanctions, there was plenty to learn in the company's SEC filing.

The First Victim Of The Ruble Crisis Offers A Bruce Willis Credit Card — Via Reuters: "Russian mid-sized lender Trust Bank is to receive up to 30 billion rubles ($530 million) from the central bank to stop it going bankrupt in the first bailout of its kind during the current rouble crisis. The central bank said its Deposit Insurance Agency, responsible for managing crisis-hit lenders, would take over interim supervision of Trust Bank as of Monday."

Do You Forgive Harvard Sichuan Shaming Guy — On Tuesday, an outrage was uncovered: Ben Edelman, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, was revealed to have hectored a Boston Sichuan restaurant over discrepancies in menu pricing.

A Look Through The Sony Pictures Data Hack: This Is As Bad As It Gets — After sifting through almost 40 gigabytes of leaked internal data, one thing is clear: Sony Pictures appears to have suffered the most embarrassing and all-encompassing hack of internal corporate data ever made public. The data dump, which was reviewed extensively by BuzzFeed News, includes employee criminal background checks, salary negotiations and doctor's letters explaining the medical rationale for leaves of absence.

How To Use The Word "Millennial" 20 Times In One Email — Original Message ---- Subject: 5 Millennial Myths in Workplace From: Jane Doe Date: Tue, November 11, 2014 4:10 pm To: Good Afternoon Tom, I couldn't help but think ... what's more perfect for a story on Millennials than an outlet who's primary consumer is a Millennial.

Is China A Cultural Superpower? You'll Know When You Celebrate Singles Day — Happy Singles Day, everyone! Today, 11/11, is the holiday you don't celebrate yet. But don't worry. You will. A little background: Singles Day is a Chinese thing, and a recent one. It's like Valentines Day for the consciously uncoupled, a special day for people lacking a special someone.

Making Television Is Expensive. But So Is Not Making Television — Television is an expensive business, with pricey on-air personalities, armies of well-compensated production staff and a whole lot of fixers and executives needing their palms well greased. Making a hit show costs millions per episode. And it turns out that not making a show comes with eye-watering costs of its own.

Microsoft’s Proposed Minecraft Buy: Digital Lego, or Another Fad? — As the WSJ's Evelyn Rusli reports, Microsoft is closing in on one of its boldest acquisitions in recent memory, with a proposed deal to buy Mojang, maker of the crazily-popular Minecraft game, for more than $2 billion. Microsoft's deal makes plenty of sense: Minecraft has built a huge and passionate base of users, who pay good money to play the game.
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Jan 31, 2015

@MarkDiStef My dad knighted Adam Gilchrist after the 2003 World Cup

Jan 31, 2015

@MarkDiStef now that I think about it, it's weird that he isn't Sir Richie yet, right?

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ampp3d: Brits top Europe for interest in "granny porn", this academic blames our "matron culture"

Jan 31, 2015

Have seen dozens of grandstanding randos telling everyone not to share this beheading video. Haven't seen a single person actually share it

Jan 31, 2015

@MattZeitlin @dcbigjohn Kinda weird the building containing all Hawaiian birth certificates from the early 60s is burning but I guess nbd

Jan 31, 2015

Never knew until reading this that there is an oil refinery in Williamsburg.…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @laura_nelson: Whoaaaa: Seven-alarm fire in Brooklyn fueled by *4 million* boxes of government records.…

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